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Face to Face

By Drummerdelight
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Once again I was asked if I would make a documentary of a local boxing championship in Bruges.
A intense experience actualy, full of emotion and action!
These two guys where fighting for the Belgium lightweight title.

This shot taken from about 4 feet away.
One has to be very fast to react... I 'm pleased to see I was lucky with this oldshool focus and recompose method capture.
I am aware there are some interesting features on my camera with focus and tracking stuff but I ended up choosing (and only trusting) single point focus and doing my utmost best to react as fast as possible.Tongue

Thank you for looking,

Tags: Boxing Sports cars Sport and action Sports and action Boxing portrait

Voters: bobpaige1, woolybill1, mrswoolybill and 41 more

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4 May 2017 8:54AM
excellent capture
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
4 May 2017 9:11AM
captures the emotion of the moment Smile
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1884 England
4 May 2017 9:50AM
Brilliantly evocative... I am split between admiration for the men and women who box, and the way the sport can save people from a life of poverty (and maybe crime), and the fact that it's an organised attempt to concuss each other into unconsciousness.

Hard sport, hard choices...
optik Plus
12 15 1 England
4 May 2017 11:29AM
You really excel at this genre of photography Guy.
Owdman Plus
5 6 24 United Kingdom
4 May 2017 12:37PM
Great image Guy, I love the way the light accentuates the expressions. A sport you wouldn't want your son doing, but then mine plays rugby and gets similar dangers from concussion. Sad
Philpot Plus
9 553 4 United Kingdom
4 May 2017 1:02PM
A good shot there and nicely lit I suspect without any flash. I nearly had an opportunity to do a boxing match but didnt due to a clash of dates, would still like to one at some point, I bet its difficult to nail but you done well here..Phil
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
4 May 2017 2:40PM
The fellow on the left appears to be running out of steam. Excellent shot Guy.
Spkr51 5 United States
4 May 2017 6:16PM
Excellent capture ***** SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
saltireblue Plus
11 12.3k 77 Norway
4 May 2017 6:22PM
Have to admit, I can't get out of the habit of focus and recompose, either, Guy, despite the aids built into the X-T2.

This, in my opinion, is one of your very best boxing shots.

dark_lord Plus
17 2.9k 785 England
4 May 2017 9:19PM
You've captured the moment well.
This 'sport' isn't my cup of tea though I don't doubt the commitment etc. the guys put in and the drama you've captured here.
5 May 2017 5:30PM
Wow! Absolutely Brilliant! I know who the winner was - THE WINNER WAS YOU! This is wonderful Guy!

Regards from Helen Smile
5 May 2017 7:57PM
Yes, and this is colour! And I love it! How contrary am I? WinkBlushGrin
DavidLaverty 10 822 Northern Ireland
6 May 2017 12:34AM
This is brilliant

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